Patagonia Will Match Donations to Environmental Protectors for the Holidays!

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This holiday season, give the gift of giving: Donate to environmental protectors. Brand giant Patagonia will match you in that effort.

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Patagonia to Match Environmental Efforts Made through Patagonia Action Works

VENTURA, Calif. — Patagonia makes it easy for you to give to your favorite environmental group in the name of a loved one (including your holdout uncle who refuses to believe in climate science). And, even better, Patagonia will match your donation.

Environmental nonprofits make up only three percent of philanthropic giving, yet climate change is our biggest existential threat. Communities are being disrupted and even displaced while solutions to the crisis are known and available. So this holiday season, please donate to environmental protectors in the name of your disbelieving uncle—or anyone else of your choice.

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Patagonia Action Works: A Plan to Support the Planet

Patagonia is matching all donations made through Patagonia Action Works starting Nov. 29 (Black Friday) through Dec. 31, 2019. Donors can choose to send a digital eCard, print a card from home, or pick up a physical card in any Patagonia store in the United States or Europe. No purchase of Patagonia product is required for donations to be eligible for matching.

Black Friday is often a day when we go out and buy things we don’t really need and give them to people who don’t really want them,” Patagonia CEO Rose Marcario wrote on LinkedIn this week. “This year, consider giving to our home planet in the name of someone you love. Give to the tireless, community-based groups who work to save clean water and air in your neighborhoods, our public land treasures, our wild animals and birds, and our wide oceans.”

How It Works:  Participate in the Patagonia Plan

Patagonia will match all donations made on Patagonia Action Works between Nov. 29 – Dec. 31, up to $10,000 USD per donation until they’ve reached a maximum match of $10,000,000 USD. Donations are tax deductible.

They’ve done all the work for you.  Patagonia has vetted out the programs and issues within your neck of the woods and offers a wide array of environmental groups to support.  From climate control, to water conservation & preservation and more, Patagonia’s list of programs and teams out serving the planet are fully operational and legitimate.  What’s better, once you drop your donation, the brand giant will MATCH your gift for MAXIMUM IMPACT.

Can you say, Happy Holidays?  Thanks, Patagonia!

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About Patagonia

We’re in business to save our home planet.

Founded by Yvon Chouinard in 1973, Patagonia is an outdoor apparel company based in Ventura, California. A certified B-Corporation, the company is recognized internationally for its commitment to product quality and environmental activism—and its contributions of more than $100 million in grants and in-kind donations to date.

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Evelyn O'Doherty, editor & publisher of the new Standup Journal 2.0 is a former school teacher gone rogue. She left her career as a teacher in order to spend more time near or on the water after learning to surf turned her life around (upsidedown?). She is a year-round surfer and paddler living on the eastern tip of Long Island in NY who is a certified SUP instructor, seasoned SUP racer and avid longboard surfer. Evelyn was hired as Online Editor to Standup Journal in 2016. Her passion for the project quickly led to her success and eventually taking over the mag herself in Oct. 2018. Today, as editor, publisher and chief bottle washer at Standup Journal, Evelyn keeps her toes wet writing, traveling, paddling, surfing, and learning to foil. You can find her most days paddling out on Gardiner's Bay or surfing Ditch Plains in Montauk, NY.